Jan 13, 2013 11:00pm PST
at uc berkeley in 1978. i want to first thank chris's family for allowing me the honor of speaking today as we celebrate chris's amazing life. i look at this crowd. i try to figure out how much he achieved so much while making personal and professional connections and lifelong friends all over the world. this beautiful light-filled rotunda is the perfect seting to celebrate chris's life. he was a true renaissance man and offered a lesson in modern day enlightenment to all he met. some say don't sweat the small stuff. chris was successful because he did pay attention to little details and common courtesis that showed the world that he cared. i think the roots of chris's enlightening character were evident when we were undergrads at cal. i would like to share examples. first of all we will start superficially on the topic of fashion. chris like many of our pledge class was from piedmont. i recall thinking what is up with piedmont. the khakis, penny loafers and button-down shirts? chris lived in the room across from mine. seemed he had adopted this as his uniform. but in hindsight i can see
Jan 17, 2013 7:00am PST
the next chief of staff is likely to be dennis mcdone mcdonogh. he would replace jack lew. >>> uc students say they will be at the regents' meeting this morning to petition lifting caps on health benefits. and jerry bro unwill be there -- jerry brown will be there. a group of students calling for uc to eliminate the cap as called for in president obama a.m. healthcare overhaul. currently, the plan has a lifetime coverage cap of $had00 -- of $400,000. a student group says that's not enough to cover a serious chronic illness. >>> in ireland and britain, an irish meat processor now recalling 10 million burgers. investigators found one burger out of 27 contained 29% horse meat. >> we're told what the label says and then there's also things not there. it's a bit worrying, isn't it? how much can you trust? >> it's also possible not to -- not to want to end the climate, some have cut corners and horse meat has been supplied. >> authorities say the horse meat is not a danger to the public. >>> 7:21. warmer weather ahead. but what about rain? up next, meteorologist steve paulson will tell us if he
Jan 14, 2013 8:00pm PST
we pledged the fraternity at uc berkeley in 1978. i want to first thank chris's family for allowing me the honor of speaking today as we celebrate chris's amazing life.
Jan 14, 2013 8:30pm PST
of examples from the uc berkeley archives in that regard. his typewriter. chris arrived at cal with a beautiful, fancy electric typewriter, a covetted object in that prelaptop and prepc era. chris decided that beautiful machine was too bulky and didn't like being tethered to an electrical outlet. one day he traded it for a little olivetti manual. he was so proud. he loved the tactile sense of klaking away, which he did well. he created great works. the next topic are shoes. as enlightened members of the ato fraternity, our class came up with an idea to have a great gatsby party every year. this was a major event where we had a band, pond and duck. chris wanted to dress the part and was delighted to find a snazzy pair of gaudy wing tips. he seemed undeterred by the fact these were golf spikes and that even after i mentioned to him that he would literally be cutting a rug if he wore those things, he bought them any way and unscrewed the spikes and danced up a storm. the floors needed refinishing any way. chris was one of the first people i knew in the prestarbucks era who bought
Jan 23, 2013 6:00am PST
americans killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens, a piedmont native and graduate of the uc hastings school of law. marla has more on what clinton is expected to say. good morning. >> good morning. here is a copy of secretary clinton's testimony. it is embargo'd. i can paraphrase it for you. the work they still have to do in order to protect personality. the united states has 275 posts around the world. she reminds congress since the deadly september 11 attack she has taken responsibility. first up she'll go before the senate foreign relations committee. the questioning will last for 90 minutes. at 11:00 a.m. our time she'll face the house foreign relations committee and answer another 90 minutes of questions. the questions focus on the state department's initial response to the u.s. consulate bombing in benghazi that left a bay area native and u.s. ambassador chris stef s dead with three other americans. a live look now. she's set to take a seat to begin the hearing. many think the initial response was a cover-up. the white house administration backed off the idea that the attack wa
Jan 23, 2013 6:00pm PST
a professor of mechanical engineering at uc davis. >> not all of them are safe. absolutely. >> reporter: hubbard says the key to preventing serious accidents is counterweighting the distance from the jump to the landing. >> accommodate for any place you want to land and it makes it so you land equally everywhere. >> reporter: while ski resorts keep accident sta ttistics prive a study presented at a conference organized by the international society for skiing safety found the rate of spine and head injuries at terrain parks is double that compared to other areas at a resort. >> i had no idea that these jumps really have almost little to no design. >> reporter: when kenny hit a jump at more than 35 miles an hour at a terrain park at the summit at snoqualmie in washington, it sent him more than three stories up in the air. >> the landing of the ramp was way too short. it dropped me on the flat ice instead of dropping me down to more of a sloped landing which in theory would have prevented the injury that i got. >> reporter: paralyzed from the neck down at 23 years old, he received more tha
Jan 15, 2013 7:00am PST
at uc santa cruz raising questions about how big our galaxy really is. they think it may be half as big as other scientists say it is. they are basing that on how slowly the stars of the outer milky way are moving. they say that's one way to measure the size of thal galaxy. they -- of the galaxy. >> smart people. >> i know. >>> also really smart is sal. are we still at the peak hour, sal? >> yeah, we are. this is between 7:00, 7:30, 7:45. that's when we have the most traffic. we're seeing some of that right now as we look at 237 shing -- seeing some slow traffic there, continuing all the way out to 101. most mostly slow traffic. the morning commute will be busy if you are at the toll plaza. westbound once on the bridge looks good. if you are driving on the south bay commute, northbound 87, that crash near 280 has been moved to the shoulder but 280 itself is slow from about 87 to cupertino, let's go to steve. >>> thank you, sal. a very cold morning. a lot of 20s from lake county to the santa cruz mountains. some higher clouds coming in. beautiful sunrise. i think the damage is done here.
Jan 23, 2013 7:00am PST
, everybody. bay area native and uc berksly graduate chris stevens was one of four killed in that attack on the consulate in libya. this morning hillary clinton meeting face-to-face with the senate foreign relations commit pep at issue, whether the state department ignored stevens' concerns about safety at